As large infrastructures may have a huge number of components, configuring thresholds for each of the components in the infrastructure can be a laborious process. In order to reduce the workload of the administrators, eG Enterprise allows the creation of threshold component groups and threshold rules. While threshold rules enable the reusability of threshold settings, the threshold component groups, which typically contain a set of components, facilitate the easy and instant application of thresholds to multiple components in an infrastructure. This saves the time and labor involved in individual threshold assignment.
This section explains how to configure threshold component groups and threshold rules, and how to associate a threshold rule with a component group, using an example. In this example, a threshold rule for Disk Activity test will have to be applied to a group of Windows servers in an infrastructure. The first step towards this is to create the Windows server group.